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My blood phosphorous level is 4.58 mg. Does it mean my kidneys are failing?

Query: Hello doctor, My reports are as follows. My blood phosphorous level is 4.58 mg, and it was always 3.2 mg. Rest kidney test is fine. Seeing my report, can you please tell me if my kidney is failing? I am too much worried. I am having Metformin 1000 mg as I am prediabetic and Voveron painkiller last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As such increase in phosphorus is not a marker of kidney disease. It can happen due to an increase in the daily products intake, pain-killer intake, and dehydration. I do not find any reason to worry.   Read Full »

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